Speedway Children's Charities Atlanta Chapter To Host Inaugural 1K/5K Run/Walk "Under The Lights" at Atlanta Motor Speedway
The 1K fun walk will begin at 7:45p.m. and the 5K will begin at 8:00p.m. on Saturday April 19. Runners will receive free admission to the RV SuperShow and Outdoor Extravaganza throughout the day. The Finish Line All Stars, featuring members of the band Georgia Satellites will perform a concert on Saturday evening. at 7:00 p.m. All runners/walkers receive a short sleeve, colorful commemorative shirt; water on the course and plenty of post-race food and fluid!
To participate in the run, visit speedwaycharities.org. Registration fees are $20 before April 15 and increase $5 after. Day of race registration will begin at 5:30 p.m. Fans will be able to follow the Official AMS Pace Car from the starting line as they head to the first turn under the lights" on NASCARS fastest track.
Speedway Children's Charities was founded in 1984 by Bruton Smith, Chairman of Speedway Motorsports, Inc. and Sonic Automotive. Smith wanted to give back to the community and created Speedway Children's Charities, which provides funds to charities that meet the direct needs of children. SCC best affects children's lives by supporting organizations that work tirelessly to see that children's needs are met and that no child is left behind regardless of illness, social environment or disability.
Thanks to the generosity of many supporters, the Atlanta Chapter was able to distribute more than $349,000 to 28 local charities at its annual grant ceremony in December, 2007.